Fedora 14 Update: yp-tools-2.11-2.fc14

updates at fedoraproject.org updates at fedoraproject.org
Tue Dec 7 20:17:48 UTC 2010

Fedora Update Notification
2010-11-21 00:53:22

Name        : yp-tools
Product     : Fedora 14
Version     : 2.11
Release     : 2.fc14
URL         : http://www.linux-nis.org/nis/yp-tools/index.html
Summary     : NIS (or YP) client programs
Description :
The Network Information Service (NIS) is a system which provides
network information (login names, passwords, home directories, group
information) to all of the machines on a network.  NIS can enable
users to login on any machine on the network, as long as the machine
has the NIS client programs running and the user's password is
recorded in the NIS passwd database.  NIS was formerly known as Sun
Yellow Pages (YP).

This package's NIS implementation is based on FreeBSD's YP and is a
special port for glibc 2.x and libc versions 5.4.21 and later.  This
package only provides the NIS client programs.  In order to use the
clients, you'll need to already have an NIS server running on your
network. An NIS server is provided in the ypserv package.

Install the yp-tools package if you need NIS client programs for machines
on your network.  You will also need to install the ypbind package on
every machine running NIS client programs.  If you need an NIS server,
you'll need to install the ypserv package on one machine on the network.

Update Information:

This is an update that fixes changing passwords using yppasswd utility with a shadowed password NIS server (MERGE_PASSWD=false in /var/yp/Makefile).

* Fri Nov 19 2010 Karel Klic <kklic at redhat.com> - 2.11-2
- Added patch to fix yppasswd utility when used with shadow
  passwords (rhbz#653921)
- Removed %clean section

  [ 1 ] Bug #653921 - Can't change NIS password with yppasswd

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update yp-tools' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at

More information about the package-announce mailing list